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January 8th, 2012
NEWPORTâ€“Fresh of their first win of the season, the UCA girls had a tough battle on Saturday afternoon when they played host to the Concord Wildcats at Newport Elementary, dropping the contest 61-33.
The first quarter was an evenly played eight minutes for the Crusaders, as they displayed a competitive brand of hoops in the early going.
Concords' Kasey DeGreenia got the game started with a lay-up, and UCA's Laura Libby answered right back with three pointer. They followed that with a pair of buckets from Hannah Piette to jump out to a 7-2 lead.
NEWPORTâ€“If you thought the hurt that the North girls basketball team put on MMU the first time they met was bad, it was nothing compared to the demoralizing 42-7 whopping they dished out on Thursday night.
"We were all stoked, we pretended like it was going to be Rice and we played better defense" said Kelsey O'Donnell on how NC was able to reduce the number of points allowed.
Quite frankly, she is right. They did not just play better defense, they played stifling defense which led to North Country allowing an average 1.75 points per quarter in the win.
Lady Chargers out last Rockets
CRAFTSBURY â€“ The Lady Chargers of Craftsbury Academy took on the Richford Rockets Saturday afternoon and they walked away with a hard fought 41-33 victory.
Coach Rick Thomas said that, â€śrebound was the determining factor of the game.â€ť His team was able to shoot 55% from the field, while collecting 20 offensive rebounds.
Coach Thomas would later add that, â€śthe New yearâ€™s resolution of the team was to go undefeated in January. We are feeling our confidence rise and the girlâ€™s seem to be having fun out on the court.â€ť
JAYâ€“What started out as a good night ended in heartbreak for the North Country girls hockey team as Brattleboro rallied from a three goal deficit to beat the Falcons 4-3 in overtime.
"You win some and you lose some, but we still played hard" said team captain Avery Parsons-Grayson on what she said to the team after the loss.
The first period was the highlight for the Falcons. Corrina Cota got things rolling for North Country when she took a Whitney Bernier shot block and sprinted in alone on the Colonel's goalie Lou Lou Terwilliger.
NEWPORTâ€“Already 3-0 at home this season, the North Country boys won their fourth game of the year in dramatic fashion on Tuesday evening as they picked up the 70-68 victory over St. Johnsbury on the back of Colton White's game winner in double-overtime.
"It was very, very intense," said White of the game, "We played with a lot of heart. In the beginning our offense wasn't really flowing, so we had to gain some momentum to get it going."
CRAFTSBURY â€“ The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers hosted the Cabot Huskies Tuesday night as part of a Varsity girls/boys twin-bill between the two schools. The Chargers started off slow, but once the team settled into the game, they never looked back.
They led at the end of 1 by a score of 11-7, with 5 different players scoring points for the blue and white. But, it was the 2nd quarter that blew the game wide open. Craftsbury held the Huskies to just a single point, while they torched the hardwood by pumping in 16, including 8 by Hattie Brochu, to build a 27-8 halftime lead.
WESTMOREâ€“ The North Country nordic team hosted their first meet of the season this past weekend at Mt. Hor. On the Boys side, MMU emerged as the team victor, scoring 21 points while the Falcons took home 10th place with 206 pts.
MMU went 1, 2, 3 with Ben Hegman, Henry Harmeyer, and NIck Shallow in the top spots. The Falcons top finisher was Brian DeLaBruere with a time of 17:34, a shade over three minutes behind the leader Hegman.
December 31st, 2011
NEWPORT-The North Country Falcons finally put away visiting BFA St. Albans after halting several Bobwhite runs to take a 71-66 win at Falcon Gym. The last contest played during the 2011 calender year gave NCU their third triumph of the season, one more than they achieved all last winter.
BFA fought to the end, erasing a 16 point Falcon lead down to three with 8 seconds to go. Their attempted tyingÂ three pointer caromed off the back iron.
NEWPORTâ€“Revenge is a dish best served cold. With temperatures hovering around the single digits on Thursday night, the Falcon basketball girls avenged their season opener loss to Lyndon Institute with a resounding 61-35 beat down of their neighbors from the south.
Signs pointed to a rough and tumble rematch for North Country. Emma Joslin was on the bench early with two fouls, but the team rallied around her by spreading out the offense to build a 13-7 first quarter lead.
JAYâ€“After a magnificent game the last time these two teams met back in March (albeit the post game stuff was not so great), the anticipation level was high when the Essex Hornets came in to square off against the North Country boys hockey team Friday night at Jay Peak.
Instead, despite a revamping of the lines in hopes of generating more offense, the Falcons fell 5-2 to the boys in gold and blue.
However, in the loss, coach Andrew Roy was quick to talk about the positives from the game.